Portable ECG monitors are medical devices designed to monitor and record the electrical activity of the heart. They are small and lightweight, making them easy to carry around and use in a variety of settings. These monitors typically consist of electrodes that are placed on the chest to capture the electrical signals of the heart, which are then transmitted to a handheld device or smartphone app for analysis.
Portable ECG monitors are used to detect irregular heart rhythms, such as atrial fibrillation, and to monitor patients with known heart conditions. They are also used by athletes and fitness enthusiasts to track their heart rate and monitor their cardiovascular health during exercise.
Some portable ECG monitors come with additional features such as heart rate variability analysis, which can provide insight into stress levels and overall heart health.